Green Light for Ørsted O&M Base in Vlissingen
Excellent base in the Netherlands for construction management and operations & maintenance of Ørsted’s offshore wind farm
Ørsted has received permits to build its operations and maintenance (O&M) facility for the Borssele 1+2 offshore wind farm in Vlissingen-Buitenhaven in North Sea Port. Earlier this year a lease agreement for the land and marine infrastructure in the harbor has been signed with North Sea Port. A letter of intent had already been entered into during summer 2017. Wind farm Borssele 1+2 has a capacity of 752 MW and will be located 23 kilometers from the coast of Westkappele.
Claus Bøjle Møller, senior program director for Borssele 1+2: “Signing the agreement with North Sea Port and getting the permits for our base are two important milestones for Borssele 1+2. We look forward to coming to the Vlissingen harbor. I am convinced that we in Vlissingen-Buitenhaven get an excellent base for construction management and O&M of our wind farm.”
Jasper Vis, country manager Netherlands for Ørsted: “From the start of the project, we have felt very welcome in the province of Zeeland and feel supported by the regional and local authorities. The Vlissingen harbor has an excellent infrastructure and strong track record in offshore wind. Zeeland had identified offshore wind as an economic opportunity. We are happy to join the regional business community and look forward to the cooperation with local and regional partners.”
John de Jonge, alderman of the municipality of Vlissingen: “Ørsted’s choice for the Vlissingen-Buitenhaven confirms Vlissingen’s leading position in the construction and maintenance of offshore wind farms. Our strategic location and our maritime knowledge and skills make us a natural center in the North Sea area for this new industry. I welcome Ørsted and its partners warmly to our city, so close to the sea.”
“North Sea Port is already looking forward to the arrival of the base for the construction and maintenance of the Borssele 1+2 wind farm. With this investment, Ørsted provides additional jobs in the offshore sector. The base will definitely create a lot of added value,” says Jan Lagasse, CEO of North Sea Port.
Jo-Annes de Bat, vice-governor Province of Zeeland: “We are happy that Ørsted can start with the construction of their base in Zeeland. A new economy will be visible: working on offshore wind farms. Especially in Zeeland we have space for these new activities.”
The Ørsted vision is a world that runs entirely on green energy. Ørsted develops, constructs and operates offshore wind farms, bioenergy plants and innovative waste-to-energy solutions and provides smart energy products to its customers. Headquartered in Denmark, Ørsted employs 5,600 people
3 July 2018